Thursday, 10 March 2016

Trump: Cashing in on a century of fetid ideas



Okay now, a question for you for a bonus point: What’s the connection between the minimum wage, the idea of “race suicide,” of all those racist responses to the refugeee crisis (“they’re oubreeding us!”), and to the rise and the appeal of that man pictured above.

Got it yet?

To give you one big clue from which you might get all the rest, I’ll let Leonard Thomas explain the first part of it (from his recent highly-recommended book Illiberal Reformers: Race, Eugenics, and American Economics in the Progressive Era), beginning with the rise of turn-of-the-century Progressive reformers “during the brutal re-establishment of white supremacy in the Jim Crow South.” The re-establishment of white supremacy was intended, argued these economic “progressives,” to maintain a higher level of wages for whites by legally excluding black would-be employees from competing with them.

Progressive economists [also] provided essential intellectual support to the cause of race-based immigration restriction, which, in the early 1920s, all but ended immigration from Asia and southern and eastern Europe. Such progressive exemplars as Richard T. Ely, John R. Commons, and Edward A. Ross promoted an influential theory known as race suicide, Ross’s term for the notion that racially inferior immigrants, by undercutting American workers’ wages, outbred and displaced their Anglo-Saxon betters.
    The same theory— that so-called unemployable workers were innately disposed to accept lower wages— was readily adapted to apply to African Americans, the disabled, and women. The leading lights of American economic reform advocated regulation of workers’ wages and hours to bar or remove the unemployable from employment, on the grounds that their inferior nationality, race, gender, or intelligence made their economic competition a threat to the American workingman and to Anglo-Saxon racial integrity.
    It is important to understand that the progressive campaign to exclude the inferior from employment [in practice, only white men of Anglo-Saxon background escaped the charge of hereditary inferiority] was not (merely) the product of an unreflective prejudice. Progressive arguments warning of inferiority were deeply informed by elaborate scientific discourses of heredity. Darwinism, eugenics, and race science recast spiritual or moral failure as biological inferiority and offered scientific legitimacy to established American hierarchies of race, gender, class, and intellect.

Bigotry has always liked to borrow a veneer of intellectual backing, even as it dreams up forms of legal exclusion.

And thus, with these self-titled Progressive economists was born the idea of a minimum wage: to permanently price out of the market non-white inferiors who would otherwise “outbreed and displace their Anglo-Saxon betters. (Thomas Sowell can tell you much more about that, if you want more.)

At the same time was born the banning, if possible, of non-white immigration.

CapturexAs Simon Nelson Patten observed, “the cry of race suicide has replaced the old fear of overpopulation” “Race suicide” was a Progressive Era catchphrase, coined by the captious Edward A. Ross to describe the theory that races compete, and racial competition is subject to a kind of Gresham’s Law (that is, bad heredity drives out good).
     Workers of inferior races, because they are able to live on less than the American workingman, accept lower wages. American workers refuse to reduce their living standards to the immigrant’s low level, so, in the face of lower wages, opt to have fewer children. Thus did the inferior races outbreed their biological betters. The low-standard or undercutting-of-wages part of the theory got its start with the violent activism of white Americans against Chinese immigrant workers. … If wages were determined by living standards rather than by productivity, then the meat-eating Anglo-Saxon could not compete with the Chinese worker accustomed to rice. …
    White labourers, unable to “live upon a handful of rice for a pittance,” could not compete with the Chinese, “who with their yellow skin and strange debasing habits of life seemed to them hardly fellow men at all but evil spirits, rather.”

    The most serious threat from immigrants, [social worker] Robert Hunter wrote [in his influential tome ‘Poverty’], was not their tendency to pauperism and criminality but their higher fertility. More immigrant children threatened the “annihilation of the native American stock,” and with it American freedom, American religion, and American standards of living. …
    Suicide, annihilation, displacement, invasion, and murder— this was the language of American scholars warning of race suicide.

This was the language of professional ‘progressive’ economists who are still feted today like Irving Fisher, John Bates Clark and the neanderthals to whom they offered house room.

You can hear in this the squalid fear that motivates both today’s race-suicide advocates fearful of Muslim fertility outbreeding good white European stock (as if race alone were the predictor of a person’s ideas), and today’s anti-free-trade zealots fearful of outsourcing “good local jobs” to low-paid Chinese workers accustomed apparently to just a handful of rice in their pay packet.

So, do you have the answer yet?

What links them both in the present American election campaign is one Donald J. Trump, harnessing both these ignorantly bigoted notions in his fatuous promise to Make America Great Again by building walls, banning trade, and generally excluding and expelling from the once-great country the very people and the ethos that attracted them that once helped to make it so great.

These are things that Donald Trump is saying that make his supporters say they are the things that most need to be said. Things that really should be unspoken and unsupported because they are both unsupportable and unspeakably vile. It needs to be said in response that these things are foul beyond words. They were when first floated, and they are even moreso now.

Born in bigotry and and fashioned by the economic progressives so well skewered in Leonard Thomas’s book, who would have thought a modern-day presidential candidate for the once-grand party that once freed the slaves would not just resurrect these fetid notions, but float them out there to (apparently) coast to victory in his party’s primaries.

We are living in interesting times.

But we do not have to accept either the intellectual viruses that gave them birth – or the people who help to spread and incubate them.



  1. I think we can be fairly sure President Trump will not ban trade, nor build the wall, nor outlaw Rednecks
    [ especially down there Mississippi ]. The chaos of European Immigration and the halls of the sickening liberal New World Order from the fetid United Nations is all I need to know for my bonus point. Anyway ABC / Anything but Clinton.

  2. That's very insightful and I largely agree - but it's not fair to label all opponents of Muslim immigration as racist or bigots. Lindsay Perigo and Prodos are opponents but I wouldn't apply that label to them. What distinguishes Muslims is not their race but their religion - a set of ideas and cultural norms they subscribe to. I think the opponents are wrong to want to ban Muslim immigration, because the best way to deal to an idealogical scourge is to expose those born into it to better ideas and a better way of doing things - not isolating them and allowing the scourge to fester. But they're not bigots for holding that view.

    1. It's very unfair and enough to make opponents of Islamic immigration question the honesty of their libertarian critics. We are at war, so that is the motivation. Not bigotry. We can win this war or lose it, and mass Islamic immigration into the West will ensure that we lose. You are gravely mistaken in thinking that you can invite Islam in and then defeat it with better ideas. It doesn't respect or respond to reason. It cannot be reasoned with.

  3. "A century of fetid ideas." Naw Trump is making headway because of the actual economic condition many Americans find themsleves.

    Trump is against " illegal " immigration. Trump doesnt talk about race. It 's Trump's opposition that can't shut up about race.

    'The re-establishment of white supremacy " lol what has that got to with Trump? have you read any of his speeches? why dont you quote directly from the White overlord Trump. All the anti-Trump articles never seem to contain anything Trump actually says.

    "unspeakably vile." Dear me you better have a lie down.

  4. 1. If you are single and earn less than $25,000, or married and jointly earn less than $50,000, you will not owe any income tax. That removes nearly 75 million households – over 50% – from the income tax rolls. They get a new one page form to send the IRS saying, “I win,” those who would otherwise owe income taxes will save an average of nearly $1,000 each.
    2. All other Americans will get a simpler tax code with four brackets – 0%, 10%, 20% and 25% – instead of the current seven.
    3. No business of any size, from a Fortune 500 to a mom and pop shop to a freelancer living job to job, will pay more than 15% of their business income in taxes.
    4. No family will have to pay the death tax. You earned and saved that money for your family, not the government. You paid taxes on it when you earned it.
    Income Tax Rate Long Term Cap Gains/ Dividends Rate Single Filers Married Filers Heads of Household
    0% 0% $0 to $25,000 $0 to $50,000 $0 to $37,500
    10% 0% $25,001 to $50,000 $50,001 to $100,000 $37,501 to $75,000
    20% 15% $50,001 to $150,000 $100,001 to $300,000 $75,001 to $225,000
    25% 20% $150,001 and up $300,001 and up $225,001 and up

    Dear me. Most people will be paying 10% tax or no tax. business will be paying 15% tax. make merica great again.
    (or does Trump only mean white people get this rate??)
    You can feel the fear.

    1. If a candidate proposes tax cuts without corresponding spending cuts, they are being dishonest.
      Trump has proposed no corresponding spending cuts ...

  5. cresswell,,we all know you are a marxist Leninist dressed as a libertarian lol

    move out of Ponsonby and move to Chicago or Sth Africa, or Haiti ..or the Congo... so you can live with the niggers you love so much..

    TRUMP is a winner..
    His family are Winners
    I am a Winner

    America will be WHITE AGAIN and thus GREAT AGAIN
    Hitler had the right idea , he was just an Under achiever..this time WE Whites will get the job finished..

    The Jews and the GOYIM Jew lovers like you can go swim in the swill of your "Multiculturalist pig styes and cess pools of Homosexual AIDS infestered JEW Marxist Cultural engineering aka "WHITE GENOCIDE"


    Since you LOVE Open borders and Niggers..WE will send you ALL of the NIGGERS, GROIDS and low IQ rapists and career welfare breeders ,aka "cress wells enrichers"...send them by the millions down to that rainy long black cloud of yours ........
    you can shack up with the Nigger homos and LEARN from them all can FEEL THEIR ENRICHMENT !!..ROFLMAO

    Cuts cuts and CUTS...
    We are getting rid of the deadwood..the niggers and Groids...the welfare addicts...and YOU can have them....ISRAEL can have them !!!!...ohh thats right ISRAEL demands through THEIR MARXIST LENINIST Globalist policies that EVERY Nation on Earth opens it borders and goes full multiculturalism , genociding the White Culture..BUT THEY HAVE A FCKN BIG WALL KEEPING THE GROIDS OUT!!! "convenient" !!!!

    Those are the Cuts WE WHITE ANGLO Saxons Americans are making ....

    YOU can have them ALL....and lets see who will be the WINNER

    WE are with TRUMP

    YOU are with the niggers, groids..the welfare addicted rag heads who are ALL shitting out "enrichers" all day long ....

    You are pathetic Cresswell...below pathetic..YOU are NOT even a man...
    your'e a fckn GOYIM faggot with shit for brains, brainwashed beyond repair...just like a born again nut-bag do gooder walking zombie...religious unhinged idiot.

    Go blow your Arse fudge packaging buddy ..Perigo....
    or as said, go hump one of your Aids infesterd NIGGERS , that you love so much.... "an Enricher" ROFLMAO


    The can have em all....

    Nothing worse than a self hating brainwashed white...or useful idiot Goyim....
    Let the Dead bury the dead..and cress well you are a zombie....a tool..... you have no idea that you have been completely brainwashed.... a self hating White that is destroying the line of his own ancestors....his own Culture....lie a good little Goy.....

  6. Why Trump Haters Really Hate Trump
    It’s not the hair.
    Or the bad manners.
    Or the “beautiful” wall he says he’ll build.
    There’s a different, more subtle reason why the Republican establishment, donor class, LOSERS LIKE CRESSWELL political operatives, and the news media in general hate Donald Trump.
    The reason can be found in a New York Times best selling business book, Stacking The Deck, by Wharton professor David Pottruck.
    Pottruck, the Charles Schwab CEO who took the genial brokerage house online and into the big time, says that organizations hate change.
    Hate it with a PASSION!
    That’s because when there’s a new way of doing things, a new way of solving problems, a new way of relating to everything, they feel threatened as a deep personal-loss.
    Change renders meaningless the value of their hard-won experience and know-how. In politics, it may mean family members, CRONYS and CRIMINAL PARASITES lose their cushy jobs and perks.
    Student loans of government employees get automatically paid off by government – TAX FREE.
    Those in government have done things one way forever. Change is NOT FAIR to them
    Everything they have done to line their pockets is threatened. The rules of the game may no longer apply.
    So they dig in their heels and will do whatever it takes to resist change.
    They resist perpetually until forced otherwise.
    They subvert any process that would lead to change.
    Until they lose, it becomes open warfare against the people to sustain the establishment and its perks.
    And so it is with Donald Trump.
    TRUMP has completely rewritten the rules of Presidential politics.
    He bypasses the JEW media,The JEW BANKERS , the SOLD OUT GOY SCUM taking his message, raw and unfiltered, to the millions of people who follow him on Twitter.
    The JEW establishment and their Sold out Scum went from underestimating him and laughing at him to fearing him breaking out in night sweats.......

  7. ................They fear all power and their relevance will vanish into thin air.
    Donors gave Jeb Bush $120 million and he came in dead last.
    The money, like Jeb, is gone and it could not save their fiefdom.
    Now wealthy donors have a choice. Oppose Trump and he wins and they are out in the cold. Understand there is a change in the wind and shift sides to the people.
    How ironic. It took a billionaire to neuter the JEW billionaire donor PARASITE PYCHOPATHIC class.
    The JEW media and go along get along spineless scum hate Trump to the core and dislike the fact they are no longer able to play kingmaker losing their power fearing they will be irrelevant with the internet displacing them.
    The political class have lost the power to rule behind the curtain from paid operatives and cronies who cannot transition to the JEW new world Globalist Order, where the old rules of campaigning don’t apply.
    Trump has spent more on hats than he has on polls so the pollsters also have lost their importance.
    Diplomats aka career criminals who suck the cock of Jew Banking SCUM and warmongers worldwide are running scared because Trump will renegotiate everything from a business standpoint that cannot be bought like Hillary, the Bush gang & her foundation.
    The handwringing, the dire predictions of doom, and the wailing and gnashing of teeth have little to do with Donald’s positions, but their loss of power.
    They complain Trump is bringing in new voters who are not Republican. And this is bad?
    The Trump threat isn’t to the Constitution, to America’s standing in the world, or even to Republican Congressional candidates, it is to the establishment.
    If you think Trump’s supporters are angry about the way the MARXIST governments and the CRONY JEW business world colluded, you are right. The establishment fails to appreciate the anger.
    They’re just furious. Even if Trump fails to win, there will be more in the wings. He is inspiring a change and he doesn’t even understand how profound it is.Te cress wells of this world truly are the "walking Dead..useful little Jew and Goyim Marxists, whom are "never knowing"., just repeating slogans from the Marxist Leninist playbook (whom Rand was part of), Fools ....Lives wasted , not even knowing they were tools all their lives......

  8. Mr P Cresswell, please, do not attempt all the handy hints and suggestions, proffered by 'socialisthashashin', in one self immolating orgy of excess. These are time consuming activities, [I'm presuming], which might reduce this interesting and unusual blog, {for Welfare Dependent NZ}, to a dot on a white screen. Has 'socialisthashashin' called you a "cuckservative" yet? I won't double take; still shaking from the first scan! Holy Menorah!
    I do agree with 'socialisthashashin', though "not is so many words". I am White European RACE, with the Haplogroup DNA to prove it. I didn't ask for it and I'm not responsible, and so can't be proud. BUT! I am so very much glad that I belong to the WHITE EUROPEAN RACE! I rejoice over this! I love my RACE. This White Race! White People are the most creative, productive, imaginative, adventurous, Pathologically generous and open handed Race on this planet. Everything that has been invented and surrounds YOU comes from the extraordinary creative power of WHITE PEOPLE: ONLY. All the other human looking creatures are failed races. They can't make it, so they attack to take it. Like animals at a fence, demanding to be fed. Then they bite the hand that feeds them.
    The Immigrants, the poor and huddled masses, that flooded America 100 years ago, were ALL WHITE EUEOPEAN RACE. America was 98% WHITE PEOPLE. They were piled on each other, shoved about and settled down to earn a living. They got on because, theirs was a common DNA history.
    All the 'stuff' that is force fed into Europe and North America and Australia and NZ is not White DNA. It is antagonistic, aggressive and dedicated to destroying all White People.
    That the Jews are behind this hatred of White Christian Europe and all its White Children is out in the open for all to see. Just read the Jewish Press as printed in Israel. The Jews are aware of what they are doing and boast about it. Not all Jews agree with this Genocide of Whites. However, they are all brain-washed in schul and synagogue. They are 'victims' and surrounded by anti-semites, so must do what their Zionist controllers order them to do. They must all keep together, work for each other, only, and NEVER help the Goyim. Never! And, once a year, the Jews say the 'KOL NIDRE'. The prayer that absolves them from any and all sins that they WILL commit; when they cheat and steal and kill the white animals. 'Talmud'.
    Check out ; the latest Jew psyops against the White People.

  9. The trolls are very think indeed this weekend.
    And fetid.
    Thick, and fetid. With added eyewash.

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    2. I think you've already said more than enough.

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  12. Get real and stick a fork in it with your optimism Peter - The West is done

    Sweden Burns to the Ground


    “The following analysis of the European situation by Julian Langness is drawn from the pattern of events that other recent failed states, such as Lebanon, the Balkans, and Afghanistan, have followed. The entire projection can be found at Counter-Currents Publishing. Keep this in mind when the effeminate present you with a treacherous vision of mercy, one that emphasises feelings over the good of their own people. They are promoting war and rape and suffering on an unimaginable level.

    Hypothetical Scenario Involving the Outbreak of Violence In Europe

    Date: Summer 20xx (this could be 2016, 2019, 2024, etc. . . .)

    [Only allowed 4000 characters so you will have to go to the link]

  13. And before you go calling me a KKK or something, for the record I do not believe in white supremacy...

    “Indian Chief “Two Eagles was asked by a white U.S. government official, “You have observed the white mand for 90 years. You’ve seen his wars and his technological advances. You’ve seen his progess, and the damage he’s done.”

    The Chief nodded in agreement.

    The official continued, “Considering all these events, in your opinion, where did the white man go wrong?”

    The Chief stared at the government official then replied,

    “When white man find land, Indians running it, not taxes, no debt, plenty buffalo, plenty beaver, clean water. Women do all the work, medicine man free, Indian man spend all day hunting and fishing all night having sex.”

    Then the Chief leaned back and smiled, “Only white man dumb enough to think he could improve system like that.”

    Too bad I had the misfortune of being born into this corrupt and degenerate era,
    Take Me Back Then

  14. “Society in western Europe is on the verge of breaking down amid chaotic violence caused by economic dislocation, mass immigration and terrorism. This is not the view of some ‘crazy survivalist’ but of the head of the Swiss Armed Forces”


    Lieutenant-General AndrĂ© Blattmann has issued a warning to the Swiss people that society is dangerously close to collapse and advised those not already armed as part of the Swiss Army reserve to take steps to arm themselves. Blattmann has been head of the Armed Forces since, 1 March 2009 and his words carry very significant weight in a country in which several Citizens’ Initiative referenda against burqas and mosques have proven enormously popular as concerns grow about immigration and Islamisation.”

    “The threat of terror is rising, hybrid wars are being fought around the globe; the economic outlook is gloomy and the resulting migration flows of displaced persons and refugees have assumed unforeseen dimensions.”

    Blattmann: “Social unrest can not be ruled out”, the vocabulary in public discourse will be “dangerously aggressive.”

    “The mixture is increasingly unappetizing” Blattmann sees the basis of Swiss prosperity and society, “has long been once again called into question.”

    “He recalls the situation around the two world wars in the last century and advises Switzerland, to arm themselves”


    I hope you got your preps in Peter - you can't eat optimism


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